Lace Mosaic Bowl

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Object Name: 
Lace Mosaic Bowl
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.4 cm, Diam (max): 14.2 cm
On Display
225-100 BCE
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass rods, spirally wound with opaque yellow, bubbly matrix with patches of silvery iridescence inside and out, rim finished with colorless rod spirally wound with deep blue glass trail; mosaic glass technique, polished by rotary grinding. Nearly hemispherical bowl shaped by fusing 51 lengths of spirally twisted glass in or over a mold and evening the rim area by application of a horizontal trail of colorless glass with a blue spirally wound trail; evidence of rotary grinding on unweathered sections of interior, exterior may have been ground and fire-polished.
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
Study Days on Venetian Glass : Venetian filigrana glass through the centurie (2018) illustrated, p. 48 (fig. 5);
Glass: Virtual, Real (2016) illustrated, p. 114; BIB# 167899
Vetro Mosaico, Millefiori, Murrine (1985) illustrated, PP. 5-21; BIB# AI21549
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 177-178, #462, pls. 22, 40; BIB# 29547
Two Achaemenid Glass Bowls and a Hoard of Hellenistic Glass Vessels (1975) illustrated, p. 44; p. 41, figs. 14-15, #6; BIB# AI91019